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LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

30.

Iguazu National Park (Argentina) (N 303)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1984

Criteria (vii) (x)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger N/A

Previous Committee Decisions 30 COM 7B.31; 31COM 7B.38; 32 COM 7B.31

International Assistance: Total amount provided to the property: 2001: USD 20,000: oil spill impact evaluation; 2003: USD 30,000: Joint integrated management workshop with Iguaçu National Park Authorities (Brazil)

UNESCO extra-budgetary funds N/A

Previous monitoring missions September 2006 UNESCO Mission; April 2008: World Heritage Centre / IUCN reactive monitoring mission

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

  • a)

    Proposed development of hydropower dams;

  • b)

    Illegal logging and hunting;

  • c)

    Uncoordinated developments;

  • d)

    Lack of transboundary cooperation;

  • e)

    Lack of sustainable financing;

  • f)

    Problems associated with public use;

  • g)

    Lack of a comprehensive public use plan.

Illustrative material http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/303

Current conservation issues

On 29 December 2009, the State Party submitted a report (in Spanish) on the state of conservation of the property. The report provides an update on scientific research on the key values of the property, which is useful as baseline data for monitoring as well as for reviewing the management plan. It also provides a brief overview of the progress achieved in implementing the recommendations of the 2008 World Heritage Centre/ IUCN monitoring mission, as requested in Decision 32 COM 7B.32.

a)

Trans-boundary cooperation

The State Party reports that an international agreement with Brazil has been developed covering joint management and monitoring of Iguaçu and Iguazu National Parks, which is in the process of being signed. The report notes that this agreement will give priority to the revision of the management plan for the properties and focus on issues of public use in the area of the waterfalls, as well as capacity building to enhance the management of the

State of conservation of World Heritage properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 55

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